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All-new BMW X1

The new BMW X1 is set to go on sale on 24 October.

Featuring an all-new range of engines and gearboxes, and the latest version of the xDrive all-wheel-drive system, BMW says the second generation of the X1 exemplifies its EfficientDynamics philosophy. 

The new X1 will be available from launch with one petrol and three diesel units, each with 2.0-litre displacement and BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. 

The 192hp petrol-engined xDrive20i sprints from 0 to 62mph in 7.4 seconds, with an average fuel consumption of 44.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 146g/km.

The most frugal version is the diesel-powered sDrive18d which returns average fuel consumption of up to 68.7mpg and 109g/km of CO2 emissions.

The X1 sDrive18d is fitted as standard with a new six-speed manual gearbox, while n eight-speed Steptronic transmission, fitted as standard on all other models, is available as an option.

A new chassis is designed to improve both handling and ride comfort. It's claimed that, together with the car's low centre of gravity, near 50:50 weight distribution, a wide track, short overhangs, optimised weight and a rigid body and chassis, this helps deliver a "typically sporty BMW driving experience".

The new X1's front end is characterised by the large, upright BMW kidney grille and "four-eyed" look formed by the twin circular head lights and fog lamps. Standard specification includes LED daytime driving lights and - for xLine and M Sport models - full-LED headlights for low and high beam (optional for Sport line models).

It has grown in height by 53mm compared to its predecessor, creating extra space in the interior, which promises greater versatility in accommodating passengers and luggage. 

The new X1 is fitted as standard with the iDrive operating system with high-resolution 6.5-inch colour display, business navigation, an audio system with six loudspeakers and an AUX-in socket. A USB interface hands-free facility for telephones, the Driving Experience Control switch and air conditioning are included too. 

The UK specification features automatic tailgate, front fog lamps, remote- controlled central locking and keyless engine ignition, electric window controls, electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, a leather steering wheel adjustable for height and reach, a rain sensor including automatic headlight control, extended storage and front and rear isofix attachments.

The BMW X1 is available in a choice of two non-metallic and 11 metallic exterior paint finishes, while the Estoril Blue metallic shade is also offered exclusively for the M Sport model.

BMW expects to sell 8,000 BMW X1s in its first full year of UK sales. Prices start from £31,225 for the xDrive20i and top out at £36,060 for the xDrive25d.